Jurie Roux says SA Rugby is more likely to bid for the 2022 Sevens World Cup than the 2027 World Cup.
SA Rugby lost its third consecutive World Cup bid, in November last year, when France was controversially awarded hosting rights despite the fact that South Africa had been named as World Rugby’s preferred candidate.
‘Once we have determined the rules for engagement for the next bid, we’ll make that decision,’ Roux told SuperSport.com when asked if SA Rugby would bid for the 2027 World Cup.
‘Australia have already made it known that they will make a bid for 2027 but I think you might have other challenges there in terms of Argentina and some other people wanting to host that as well.
‘But that will be an exco decision and is still a long way away. From March onwards we are going into negotiations for the British & Irish Lions on the next 12 years and hopefully we can start making announcements on that soon.
“Ideally there might be a Sevens World Cup coming up soon and maybe as an alternative we might bid for that and Cape Town is an ideal destination, an iconic city. It will probably come at a far less cost than a Rugby World Cup and at not even a tenth of the cost and it will be a good influx for Cape Town.’
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